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Do you know how you are affected by the Unique Identification (UID) Policy?
Sponsored by the Department of Defense UID Policy Office, the UID & eBusiness Forum (September 12-13, 2007 in Atlanta, GA) will educate you on how to achieve successful UID implementation through step-by-step instruction, expert guidance, and technology demonstrations. The UID Forum will help you sort through the technical, policy, standards, and business process details to lead you to UID conformance and implementation.
Building Smart RFID Networks RFID technology leads us to the world of connected objects. It enables the inventory to speak for its presence and drives the processes as opposed to processes driving the inventory. This paradigm shift opens up new avenues and new approaches to achieve the process efficiency, better inventory management, and improved business intelligence. Submitted by Hersh Bhargava, RafCore Systems
Boeing Tracks Parts And Reduces Inventory With RFID Tags Incorporating RFID into Boeing manufacturing processes required extensive testing and Federal Aviation Authority approval to ensure the type of passive UHF RFID tags used for inventory tracking will not interfere with a plane's air worthiness. Intermec developed a smart label with a 1x2-inch UHF RFID tag mounted on a 2x3-inch traditional bar code label. Submitted by Intermec
The Myth And Reality Of Baggage Tagging About two billion bags are shipped each year by airlines. Baggage errors include mislaid baggage, lost baggage, and damaged baggage. Airlines benefit from RFID-tagged baggage because they can reduce costs by reducing some of these errors. Airports win through greater baggage throughput without massive infrastructure investments such as more floor space. Submitted by IDTechEx
RFID: The Future Of Security And Privacy An Interview With Sayan Chakraborty, SkyeTek RFID Connections interviewed Sayan Chakraborty, CTO and vice president of engineering and operations for SkyeTek about security and privacy issues surrounding RFID. SkyeTek's goal is to provide layers of security which a given deployment can choose from to best protect against the threats and attacks that they view as critical to their solution. Used with permission from AIM Global
Package Printing Editorial: You Are What You Ship As a machinery vendor, you must ship 100% perfect product, every time to every customer. No re-runs, no over-runs, no acceptable defect margin, no "we'll catch you next time." You do get more time to get an order right and a lot more money than a label printer/converter does for their products, so Innovative Equipment's perspective is different. Submitted by Michael Harris, Innovative Equipment
Successful RFID Deployments Require Robust Network Infrastructure RFID systems are kicking strong and being deployed in ever larger systems worldwide. What's driving adoption? What operational barriers have been overcome, and how is RFID impacting network communications? The initial commercial focus of RFID was to enhance visibility and control in large retail supply chains and merchandising operations. Since then, the technology has expanded across a wide range of applications and vertical markets. Submitted by David Husak, Reva Systems
TrenStar Jettainer: RFID Air Cargo Solution Airlines and cargo operators have a history of outsourcing key operational activities to outside suppliers, yet outsourcing unit load device (ULD) management has not been one of them. That is until Lufthansa Cargo and TrenStar introduced their joint venture Jettainer in December 2003. Jettainer helps airlines break through the barriers of excess ULD inventory, traffic imbalances, low utilization, and hidden holding costs.
PASS Security System For Access Control Lowry Computer Products and Symbol Technologies have joined forces to develop and deploy a Portable Access Security System (PASS) that is nearly impossible to forge and can't be used by anyone other than its rightful owner, but that is still very easy to install, use, and administer.
Intermec IF4 Fixed RFID Reader Joining a diversified line of RFID readers, the Intermec IF4 serial reader is the ideal RFID peripheral for applications where an edge server or Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is used for process control.
Motorola RFID Tags You need an RFID tag that will endure exposure to the elements (and more) if you plan on using it outdoors — especially for demanding cargo and asset tracking applications. Get the durability designed to withstand 24-hour-a-day exposure to nearly any environmental condition with an all-weather RFID Cargo Tag from Motorola.
Diagraph helps companies implement radio frequency identification (RFID). So what makes Diagraph so different from all the other RFID solutions providers? Diagraph's commitment to RFID goes well beyond engineering products. In fact, Diagraph its own University dedicated solely to RFID training and application testing.
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